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said the families that are still displaced from their home after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. he asked for a full clean sandy aid bill from congress. the house is scheduled to debate next week. governor christie's remarks are nest on c-span. -- are next on c-span. after that, buzz aldrin on the future of space. >> wednesday on "washington journal" adam green on his organization oh z work and why they are hoping the 113th will shift to the left. an upcoming budget battles between president obama and the 113th congress. after that, looking at the tenure of house speaker john boehner and what his legacy will be. plus your e-mails, phone calls, on c-span. [applause] >> chris christie delivered his state of address today and discussed hurricane sandy recovery efforts. the house is expected to vote on an additional $51 million in the package. this comes courtesy from the statehouse in trenton. this is 45 minutes. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you all very much. lieutenant gov
understand why they have this thing for this in the hurricane relief. -- this thing for the sandy hurricane relief. i almost fell out of my chair when i saw all the earmarks. excuse me? you expect me to pay $64 billion to go to connecticut and new jersey. $40 billion of it is earmarked. lop that off and give them the rest. i would like to know every member of congress that put those in there. i was so angry. host: you can watch it when the house dabbles -- gavels in in about 2.5 hours. this, from our twitter page. this is on our facebook page. we are watching the debate in the senate on the filibuster rule. there's a story available online at thehill.com. they say it should require them to hold the floor and debate if they want to block legislation. carl levin favors a more modest reform and has recruited republicans to negotiate a solution. junior democrats say unless lawmakers are required to sustain life floor debates, the chamber will remain. blocked most of the time. harry reid addressed that on the floor yesterday. [video clip] >> we have been occupied with other matters, including th
president of the united states, the next one will be black. does it add up? >> plus, a sandy relief package, a little one, finally passed today by the house and the senate, but a new jersey congressman says it is too little and too late. >>> and a popular hollywood actor says he took on starbucks and won. mcdreamy, otherwise known to some of you perhaps as patrick dempsey, comes "outfront." sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with m
, the next one will be black. does it add up? >> plus, a sandy relief package, a little one, finally passed today by the house and the senate, but a new jersey congressman says it is too little and too late. >>> and a popular hollywood actor says he took on starbucks and won. mcdreamy, otherwise known to some of you perhaps as pat dempsey, comes "outfront." excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> our second story "outfront," too little, too late. that's how new jersey congressman frank pollone is describing the $9.7 billion sandy relief package that actually today did pass the house and then later on the senate. pollone and other lawmakers in new york and new jersey want $
of superstorm sandy. today the vote. my next guest says this fight is a sign of, quote, civil war in the gop. take tylenol or take, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> hurricane sandy victims may be in the eye of another storm but this one is all hot air. it is a political storm. today the house passed the first part of a sandy disaster relief package, $9.7 billion but it was supposed to be $60 billion. so some republicans howled after speakerer john boehner scrapped a vote on that. new jersey governor said this is why americans hate congress. the house is going to consider the rest of everything, the rest of the $51 billion later on this month. in the meantime eral lewis joins us from new york. i want to quote for our audience something you wrote in that piece. i would love it if you could lay out for me what that war really looks like when it comes to people and exactly what they are sayi
little, too late. that's how it's being described, the $9 billion sandy relief. they want $60 billion. now, house speaker john boehner says there's going to be a vote on the remaining $51 billion. he says it's going to happen on january 15th but that's not good enough for representative pollone. he's out front tonight. let's deal with the build bill that had to deal with the flood insurance. 67 people voted no for including paul ryan. he said washington shouldn't be creating new debt and it would be irresponsible without making necessary reforms. debt ceiling may be an on muss sign of the future. what's your response to that? the national flood insurance is in crisis. >> the point is people paid their premiums and now they suffered and have damage and now paul ryan and others are saying they shouldn't -- the claims shouldn't be paid. i mean it's ridiculous. if you paid for any kind of insurance and you found out they weren't going to pay the claim, what would you think? i mean that's essentially what they're saying. >> in terms of the vote today and what happens next, charlie rangel,
of the relief they need, the u.s. congress approves almost $10 billion in aid for victims of hurricane sandy. the first hand transplant in the uk. the man said it is going to transform his life. for the first time, the friend of the woman who was gang raped in new delhi has been speaking of their ordeal. he said he tried to defend his companion, who later died of her injuries. there were left lying in a street, begging for help. we cannot identify him, for legal reasons. >> his 23-year-old was raped, beaten, and thrown from a moving bus. he cannot be identified for legal reasons. >> we were shouting at the top of our voices, trying to make people hear us, but they had switched the lights in the bus off. we tried to resist them. even my friend kept shouting for help and fought with them, trying to save me. she tried to dial the police number, but they had smashed her mobile. they threw us out of the bus, and even tried to run as over. >> and he said the attack lasted 2.5 hours. five men have been charged. authorities are holding a sixth man, believed to be a juvenile. >> they tried to run as
was the weapon used at sandy hook? >> i have already gone over it. >> we haven't talked about sandy hook. >> it's a 223 m4. they're using a low percentage. but you guys, people wouldn't go swimming because the movie "jaws" because great white sharks kill 5 people a year. you're trying to scare people. >> the same type of weapon was used in the last three mass shootings. >> and hitler used semiautomatics to kill people. why about fast and furious? why did our government send guns to mexico? why did they blow up -- >> alex, i get accused when i get you guys on of talking over you, of being rude. i'm trying to be civil. you have got to try and answer some of the questions, right? here is my issue for you. why do people need, civilians need an ar-15 type assault weapon? >> i said statistically, they're using in a low amount of crimes. that's an fbi act. >> but they have been used in the last three mass shootings. >> because they advertise in the media. everybody knows if someone jumps off the empire state building, they put security out there because there are copy cats. go commit suicide by killin
and wife are accused of doing that may have led up to the deadly violence. >>> and how super storm sandy could affect victims. >>> you're watching more thans on 2 [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> this couple was arrested yesterday on charged with assault with a deadly weapon. montoya is in custody and accused of firing the deadly shots. two people killed and three others hurt as thousands of people gathered to celebrate new year's eve. >>> a late night snow me believe adventure turned deadly when two people crashed into a fence. and it happened on an unlit slope. it happened on
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
under $10 billion in aid to the victims of superstar sandy. the senate earlier approved a $60 billion package. the speaker of the house of representatives called off a vote on that bill, incurring the anger of fellow republicans in the states hardest hit, new york and new jersey. the young pakistani education activist has been released from a british hospital three months after being shot by the pakistani taliban. she has made a remarkable recovery and reconstructive surgery was scheduled for next month. she was struck by the taliban because of her advocacy for girls' education. we start with ski jumping in sports. an austrian has won the third leg in the four hills tournament. he is looking good to retain his four hills crown prepared heading into the -- his four hills crown. heading into the final round on sunday. >> defended his claim to the four hills ground in outstanding fashion. his jobs as sealed a convincing win for the 22-year-old -- his jumps sealed a convincing win for the 22-year-old austrian. >> it is absolutely incredible to win at home. the crowd is going wild. it is o
through prolonged power outages have been greatly diminished. when hurricane sandy struck, we saw the results of the work we had done together. while we can never entirely prevent damage or power outages, the response was, in fact, better and faster. once again, we saw a problem and, together, worked to address it. [applause] if these past two years have proven anything, it is that we have the ability to rally around a common good and a common goal. certainly have done it in a way that just does not seem possible these days in some places, certainly not washington, d.c. leadership from each side of the caucus was meeting with my team for long hours, night after night, to develop a mitigation plan. our national budget was being driven to and then off of a fiscal cliff. while we were to manage our state's finances, national inaction hangs like a dark cloud over our state budget. for the many connecticut families with someone working in our defense industry, washington's and ability to address problems on a reasonable deadline is causing sleepless nights and it is unnecessary. earlie
of sandy. is he setting himself up for a 2016 presidential run? new jersey thinks so. and 3/4 of voters give him a thumbs up. two years ago today, jared lee loughner killed six people, wounded congresswoman gabby giffords, giffords speaking out about gun control. we'll hear what she has to say. >>> but first a hearing providing chilling, new detail about movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado, that left 12 people dead. day two of the preliminary hearing for suspect james holmes. casey wian's just come out of the court and joins us live from centennial, colorado. what's the latest from the hearing? >> reporter: well, what we heard, ali, just inside the courtroom a little while ago, two of the 41 911 calls placed the night of that shooting. two calls plays pi a detective made from inside the theater. one of them was the first call that was made on that night by a gentleman named kevin. call lasted 27 seconds, difficult to hear what he said, what the 911 operator had to say. but the unmistakable sound was the sound of gunshots, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. more than 30 gunshots in 27
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for the victims of superstorm sandy. the senate will take it up later it today. it made it to the house floor after lawmakers let speaker john boehner know they did not want that vote delayed. jim acosta is on capitol hill covering all of this. jim, i understand they're getting to work. we like that. we like to see that on the first day of the job, getting something done. >> that's right. >> the house is going to hold a second vote next week. tell us about that. >> well, after this initial section of sandy relief was passed by the house earlier in morning by a vote of 354-7 susan, susadz suzanne we expect it to passed. the first chunk will shore up the government's flood insurance program and pay to claims to people trying to get some relief for some of the damage that they sustained and they're seeking help through the program. the rest is expected to come later on this month. not all is a sure thing. this second chunk is going to have to be negotiated here in the house, and then go over to the senate. there was some talk before all of this got started, you know, when this all went down the
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from finished. but rebuilding the homes and infrastructure damage destroyed by sandy is the next big challenge, and it will take make no mistake, our work is far from finished. rebuilding the homes and infrastructure damaged and destroyed by sandy is the next big challenge, and it will take years. we will need to spend our funds wisely and efficiently. we will need to cooperate. we will need to learn the lessons from past disasters and listen to each other. the good news is that strong leadership and bipartisan cooperation makes all these things possible. our work over the last three years proves that beyond argument. having worked hard to tackle our most urgent legacy problems, having faced up to and corrected some poor decisions from the past, we now have more freedom to chart a course of excellence in the future. as we begin this new legislative year, we can now look ahead from sandy, ahead from the national recession, to a brighter day for new jersey. the author bern williams once said, "man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit." for all i have seen and ex
caucus, and criticism for delaying a vote on hurricane sandy funding. boehner grew emotional as he dressed the chamber today. >> if you ve come he humbled by the opportunity to serve; if you have come here to be the determined voice of the people; if you have come here to carry the standard of leadership demanded not just by our constituents but by the times, then you have come to the right place. >> woodruff: today, he won another two-year term as speaker with 220 votes. a dozen republicans either voted against him, voted present, or abstained. with the voting over, the speaker swore in the new house. >> congratulations, you are now members of the 113th congress! >> woodruff: one of the first orders of business will come tomorrow, a vote on the first installment of sandy aid. then, there's a full plate of challenges left by the last congress. within the next two months, the lawmakers will again face the prospect of automatic spending cuts and the need to raise the nation's debt ceiling. >> brown: still to come on the "newshour" tonight: weighing the fiscal cliff deal; charges in t
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'm jennifer granholm. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings, you recall the nra suggested all schools install armed guards to prevent a similar tragedy. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> jennifer: of course wayne lapierre went on to suggest that there should be armed personnel inside our schools, and our next guest thinks that's a good idea. bob marshall has drafted legislation that at least one person be armed inside of our schools in virginia. welcome inside "the war room." >> it could also be a good lady with a gun as an off-duty deputy sheriff proved last week when someone entered a theater with a gun. >> jennifer: which is better from your perspective? should be it an armed teacher? an armed guard with a gun? would the armed person have prevented the sandy hook tragedy in your mind? >> let me give you the background? virginia there are 1980 public schools. we have 552 a
on the leadership and the sandy bill, but you all are coming in on the backend obviously of the fiscal cliff negotiations. who is really empower ed in thi congress? >> well, i think that we saw clearly that representative canter holds heavy sway over a significant portion of the caucus, but as we saw in the vote that happened on thursday, speaker boehner maintains the loyalty of the majority of the members of the caucus, but we won't see that struggle end. i think that the struggle will continue. and frankly, from someone sitting on the other side of the aisle, we all as democratic freshmen were surprised in wonderment as we watched it, because it seemed like a lack of strength in unity and it is continuing to be fracture rouse and it will cause problems for them as we move forward. >> yes, jamal. if we look at what elected john boehner no the speaker position, it was not a unanimous vote, and even some votes cast there for all alan west. >> that is my favorite vote. >> and yes, david walker got one in there. >> and colin powell got one. >> yes. and what does that tell us about where boehner
to newtown. and today, sandy hook's teachers are doing what they do best-- putting the interest of their students first as they return to classrooms, providing stability and continuity that has never been so important and so needed. and then, of course, there are the families. twenty-six families that despite an unimaginable loss have gotten up each and every day since, have been there for one another, and have supported their community as much as that community has supported them. they have persevered. and in that perseverance, we all find strength. we have lifted one another up and continued on, carrying the spirit of our fallen heroes, our wounded families, and our beautiful lost children. as a state and as a community, we will continue to do everything we can for the families of newtown. but we also must ask ourselves-- what is our responsibility? to those we've lost, to one another, to our children, and to future generations? during this legislative session, we're going to begin to answer those questions together. let us do everything in our power to ensure that connecticut
jersey man's climb to the top of a hurricane-battered sandy roller roaster, hoping to shine a spotlight on recovery efforts. he unfurled a flag. police arrested him as soon as he came down. >> in sports we start with lance armstrong. he'll talk with oprah winfrey about his allegations using performance-enhancing drugs. the "new york times" reported he is considering admitting the use of drugs but his attorney denies that. the doping charges led to him being stripped of his seven tour de france titles. in the nba lakers point guard steve nash reached a new milestone, 10,000 assists and still counting. nash is only the fifth nba player to do that. congratulations to you. >>> a tale of two cities and twin brothers as rob ryan was fired as defensive coordinator of the dallas cowboys. in new york the jets announce md his twin brother rex ryan will keep his job as head coach. ryan said if sanchez does not play well next season quote that number will change. just ahead, kim and kanye's newmantion and which diva will perform for president obama at the inauguration. "breaking dawn" part two is b
important. we had to get through the hurricane sandy issue in terms of what impact that may have had. so people always make adjustments. it could be seasonal, seasonal employment numbers up or down, concerns about -- >> but will today's number be seen through the prism of the yesterday? >> i think not only through the prism of the comments of the fed coming through but against the backdrop of what we've been going through with the post presidential election, rejuvenated focus on what's going to have to happen. the concerns about the negative impacts of tightening of tax environment and spending cuts will be put against that context of what's going on in the growth environment. we've been acting as if growth has to follow behind what's been a very stimulus government both fiscally and mourn tearily and that any tightening is putting that at risk. i think any strength coming through in the unemployment numbers that we see today will perhaps take the edge off those concerns and it would be against that back drop i would emphasize it. >> it will be seen as the good news that it should be rae
and madagascar. in october, hurricane sandy swept through the caribbean and slammed into the east coast of the u.s. causing an estimated $60 billion worth of damage. in december, powerful typhoon caused the death of over 1000 people in the philippines. the areas affected by these disasters will be recovering for many months. there were less dramatic events that are likely to affect almost everyone in 2013. that is because many places hit by destructive weather in 2012 are the same places that produce our food. the u.s. suffered its worst drought in 50 years. the summer was so bad as some people compared it to the drought of 1936 at the height of the dust bowl era. russia also suffered a crippling drought. europe did not fare better
we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. >> we're a leading global insurance company -- >> the timing is a bit tough here and the current ceo saying we want to remind that you we do thank taxpayers for helping us. so the board of directors has to consider the demands and respond in a timely manner. it will be making the decision in the next several weeks. basically a long way of saying maybe. >> shocking. worst pr move ever. >> they say the government forced it down their throat, and that they got a really bad deal. fed was a loan shark. 14% interest. let me tell you a fun story. disney is rolling out this thing, a wrist band that you can book a guaranteed ride time, dinner reservation, a show. it's tied to your credit card. it's your room key, your everything. your kid for example, you go to a booth where there's a character, the character knows snow white knows your little kid's name is johnny. it's so personalized and of course what does disney get in return, they know what you spent, how many times you went to something. they can tailer an experience, it's
has been since before sandy hook. after july's shooting in aurora he said the time for debate had passed. >> i'll tell you the date of the debate. it would have been yesterday to prevent this happening. >> reporter: but it was last month's massacre in newtown when morgan's outrage boiled over. >> how many more people have to die before you guys say we want less guns, not more. >> reporter: the cnn's host from bryn refused to contain his anger. >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have victims be victim of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> reporter: they cried for morgan's deportation. more than 100 thousand signed on. the white house signed on tuesday saying no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the second amendment. all this week morgan has begun his show before large "guns in america" banner fully taking on the divisive issue anywhere more fully than face to face with the talk show host who calls for deportation. >> i'm here to te
for the last two years. job creation may have gotten a little boost from hurricane sandy. construction added 30,000. maybe some places where placing damaged cars in december. a little surprise in the unemployment report is the rate was unchanged in november once it was revised up. we made a big deal about this when it dropped to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. the labor department announced its regular annual adjustment of its reports because of seasonal factors affected just one month, november. >> there are some signs that the holiday shopping season started earlier. also, because of internet sales we are affecting package delivers. the nature doesn't change as the economy evolves around time. the bureau regularly need to keep up with those changes. peter: "while more work remains to be done, today's unemployment rate provides further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to heal." republicans, of course, are saying it is not good enough. speaker boehner out with a comment this morning. our oversized and overspent government has a drag on economic growth and job creation . connell: peter, t
following superstorm sandy. >>> on wall street, stock markets ended on the up mark. and the s & p500 gained seven and hit its highest close in five years. >>> congress passed a bill today to help victims of superstorm sandy. the legislation easily cleared the house and senate. it provides $9.7 billion to paid for flood insurance claims. a broader measure providing $51 million is scheduled for debate later this month but is expected to face opposition by those who say it's filled with port barrel projects. >> barack obama the state of illinois has received 332 votes, mitt romney the state of massachusetts has received 206 votes. >>> vice president joe biden released the electoral vote. the constitution says it's not official until the electoral college votes are counted. >>> the new film zero dark 30 about the killing of osama bin laden is drawing high praise as well as some pointed criticism. ktvu's rita williams tells us about a controversial part of the movie that has people protesting. >> never legal, never moral, never accepted. >> reporter: an unusual protest outside an emeryville thea
for victims of superstorm sandy. the house approved a bill friday after house speaker john boehner canceled a vote on a wider $60 billion package, a move that sparked harsh criticism. as the smaller bill against on the house floor, democratic congressmember steny hoyer of maryland and the idea of velazquez of new york announced bronner's decision. >> while it is never too late to do the right thing, it is late that we're doing this thing. and we are doing only the bare minimum. >> it is indefensible that as americans continue to suffer from the impact of sandy, the house majority could not get their act together to bring the entire package to a vote. >> house speaker boehner says he will being the remaining $51 billion in relief to vote on january 15. president obama is expected until the nomination today former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska as a net secretary defense, replacing leon panetta. a vietnam war veteran and three- term member of the senate, he has faced criticism from right- wing foes over his positions on israel and dealing with iran, as well as from progressive cri
of needing to address hurricane sandy. let's start by learning what has happened. we temp paneled four commissions right after the hurricane to look at the varies aspects of the storm and lessons learned. they did extraordinary work and i ask us to give them a round of applause now and recognize the chairman who worked very hard. [applause] first thing we have to learn is to accept the fact, i believe it is a fact, that climate change is real. it is denial to say this is -- each of these situations is a once in a lifetime. there is a 100 year flood every two years now. it is inarguably that the sea is warmer and there is a changing weather pattern. the time to act is now. we must lower the greenhouse gas emission cap and let's make a real difference on climate change by reducing the co2 cap. we must also increase the local renewable power sources. also increase alternative power, generate electricity which will reduce the reliance on the large power plants. we must understand the needs of coastal communities because they pose special challenges and many of them are man-made. let's take
is live in new york where one long island town agreed to take on the a major part of the hurricane sandy cleanup. rick? >> reporter: if you're wondering what happened to all those cars damaged by hurricane sandy. we have the answer for you out here on the east end of long island. tens of thousands of vehicles. why they're here and where they're headed coming up next jon: right now, prosecutors resting their case against the 12-year-old california boy charged with killing his neo-nazi father. rick folbaum is following this story from our new york newsroom. rick? >> a couple of interesting things in this case, jon. this is a case that may wrap up very quickly. first of all the defense team has withdrawn its plea of insanity in this case. they originally put in a plea that this young boy, joseph hall, did not know what he was doing at the time that he shot his father in the head about two years ago. they have now withdrawn that and they're saying instead that they have would like the judge in this case to throw it out because in their mind the prosecution has not adequately proved its case.
back from offshore to onshore. we recognize how critical infrastructure is in the wake of sandy and other things. i actually think the ingredients are there. i don't think there is one blinding moment where everybody sort of gets religion and says we're going to do it, but we're going to be on our way back. >> some positive signs. economic growth will probably pick up and a good chance we'll get comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, which would be good for any number of reasons. corporate tax reform. there seems to be bipartisan support for that. will we solve if you will the fiscal challenges of the year, no, we'll still be kicking cans down the road, use whatever cliches you want. there's a bit of momentum finally in the right direction. there's economic momentum in the u.s. that will reduce some of the political pressure. the u.s. isn't europe and a deal isn't as urgent and won't be until 2013, but i think a little less polarized than it has been in obama's first term. >> on that optimistic note, thank you, all. we look forward -- it's a good way to say happy 2013. we wil
research on public health consequences of gun ownership. >>> sandy hook elementary students went back to school this week in a different building, and in some ways a very different world. also today, the wounded survivor of another mass shooting, former congresswoman gabby giffords paid a visit to newtown, connecticut. take a look, the moment captured by a white house photographer when president obama got word of the newtown massacre. the president called it the worst day of his presidency. consequently, he's made gun control a key term of his second agenda, but you may not be aware the health care bill contains a little known item ability guns. it bars doctors from collecting data about their patients' gun use. consider that merely owning a gun increases your chances of homicide and suicide, it's not such a strange thing to study, but the nra objected. we wanted to ask them why, but they declined to come on "360." we're joined by peter from the "post" who has been reporting the story. as a doctor and a journalist, i was surprised to read about the provisions in the affordable care ac
weeks. there will be another mass shooting in america, and we knows this. the answer to sandy hook is not to do nothing. that's a moral and ethical -- >> i'm flat out time. but i cannot wait for tonight's program, because i know you have more coming. piers, thanks for talking to me. >> thanks, ashleigh. >> i said it, tune in tonight, because he has the fallout. it starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. [ male announcer ] when diarrhea hits, kaopectate stops it fast. powerful liquid relief speeds to the source. fast! [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> this is day 2 of the preliminary hearing. it will begin with continued testimony from a detective who has been detailing the injuries to many o
. the reason that superstorm sandy caused such damage in the northeast of the united states was not exclusively related to environmental policies and actions taken in the united states of america. we live on a shared planet, we have shared interests across that planet; climate, health care, labor, migration issues, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction issues, regulating financial markets globally. and the course of civilization, the history of civilization is taking government from small tribes and villages to city-states, to nation-states, to broader and broader societal groupings because our economies extended across the old borders, and our travel extended across the old borders, and the threats and risks we face came from beyond those borders. so it's only natural that over time we'll develop stronger global institutions because we face more shared problems with all of these people. and if i can add one last thing, remember the beginning of of the united states of america. the economy of the southern states and the northern states was very, very different. and even today the economy
. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> welcome back, everybody. you are watching "starting point." rush limbaugh speaking out against a liberal attempt to "normalize pedophilia." the conservative radio show host say it could be the next step for those that support gay marriage. >> there is a step to normalize pedophilia, and i guarantee your reaction is what happened with gay marriage. it's become normal. and in certain demographics, it's the most important issue. >> limbaugh citing a column that is quoting researchers that pedophilia is a distijt sexual orientation. and he said that they went easy on kev you know clash, after several men came forward saying they had a relationship with him when they were teenagers. >> why is he talking about pedophi
sandy'whats rose swiftly, national guard soldiers trudge through high water to clear a path to transport seven adults and a child out of harm's way. another rescue required guardsmen to carry a citizen 200 yards through chest-high water to safety. virginia national guard personnel rescued 42 citizens during those few days of hurricane sandy. joining us here tonight or lieutenant james breckinridge and norman malone, who helped lead some of these rescue missions, along with the adjutant general of virginia. we salute you for your great service to virginia. thank you very much. [applause] i am delighted to say that with the return from soldiers from afghanistan this summer, all virginia national guard units were home for christmas for the first time since september 11, 2001. [applause] during these 11 years of the global war on terror, more than 15,000 deployments of national guard soldiers and airmen were made, mobilize for combat operations and other missions around the world. since 9/11, we have lost 10 of our fellow citizens, 10 virginia guardsmen, to hostile enemy activity. our nation
. thousands of vehicles damaged during superstorm sandy are now lining the runways at a long island airport. look how many there are. a company looking to auction all of these off and paying the town of riverhead millions of dollars to store the cars. some residents aren't happy saying they're concerned the damaged cars could leak fuel into the ground water. i'm ainsley earhart and now back to "on the record" with greta. greta. >> this could be a huge blow to the investigation to the benghazi terror attack. tunisian authorities releasing one of the only suspects in custody. you remember in october the 26-year-old tunisian man arrested in an airport at turkey with false papers, extradited from turkey to tunisia in custody. at the time authorities saying they strongly suspected he was involved in the 9/11 attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. tunisia charged the man with membership after terrorist organization and only after senator lindsey graham intervened tunisia finally permitted our fbi to question the man, but now, a judge has freed the suspect due
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